Community Resources

Be sure to also visit UMKC Community & Public Affairs!


Center for Developmentally Disabled (CDD)
Student Loan Stress & Mental Health: Recognize Signs & Get Help
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – KC
Novoresume Careerblog: Career Guide for People With Disabilities
People First
The Whole Person
Scholarships & Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities (1 of 2)
Scholarship & Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities (2 of 2)

UMKC/Institute for Human Development-Missouri Family to Family Resource Center


Administration on Community Living
Mid-America Regional Council – Area Agency on Aging

HelpAge International
Kansas City Youth Commission
Youth Volunteer Corps Greater Kansas City
YMCA of Greater Kansas City


American Association of Blacks in Higher Education
Association for India’s Development
Black Health Care Coalition, Inc.
Dos Mundos
Ethnic Enrichment Commission
Harvest Moon American Indian Festival
KC Hispanic News
Latina/Latino Local, Regional, National Resources and Publications provided by Latina/Latino Studies Program

Mental Issues facing the Black Community
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
National United Black Front Kansas City Chapter (NBUF)
Black Studies related Scholarly Journals, Associations, Research Centers and Collections provided by The Black Studies Program
Kansas City Indian Center
Raindrop Turkish House
Showing Up for Racial Justice KC
The Black Archives of Mid-America
The Black Collegian
The Call
The National Organization for Mexican American Rights, Inc. (NOMAR, Inc.)
Young Latino Professionals
Witnessing Whiteness
Literacy KC

Scholarships for Black College Students

Scholarships & Financial Resources for Asian Students
Scholarships & Financial Resources for Black Students
Scholarships & Financial Resources for Hispanic Students
Scholarships & Financial Resources for Native American StudentsGuide to Teaching a Multicultural Classroom


ABAN (A Ban Against Neglect)
Asian American Chamber of Commerce Kansas City
Communities Creating Opportunities (CCO)
Economic Development Corporation – KC
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City
Indo American Chamber of Commerce Kansas City
Kansas City Area Development Council
Kauffman Foundation
Kansas City Care Clinic
KC MoveToAmend
National Native American Chamber of Commerce
National Urban League
Operation Breakthrough
Stand Up KC
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Women’s Employment Network


CAMP Magazine
EQUAL Youth Center
Gay & Lesbian Archive of Mid-America
Gay Pride KC
Go Grad Scholarships & Financial Aid for LBGTQ Students
Go Grad Guide to the Most Progressive LGBTQ Graduate Degrees
Good Samaritan Project
HOPE-GLBT Catholics in Kansas City
Human Rights Campaign
Kansas City Anti-Violence Project
Kansas City Care Clinic
KCCI – Kansas City Center for Inclusion
Latino Gay Pride KC

LGBTQ Discrimination in the workplace
LGBTQ Friendly Colleges & Student Resources
LGBT-Affirmative Therapists Guild of Greater Kansas City
MidAmerica Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Project Equality

Scholarships for Students

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
The Phoenix Newsletter
The Transgender Institute
Transgender Awareness Training and Advocacy
The Vital Voice

Our Neighbors

Brush Creek Community Partners
Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
Mid-America Regional Council
Swope Community Builders
The Kansas City Public Library
Volker Neighborhood Council
Westside Community Action Network


American Friends Service Committee
Dialogue Institute Southwest
Kansas City Atheist Coalition
Kansas City Interfaith Youth Alliance
Religious Student Resources
The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council
The Kansas City Witches Meetup Group


Kansas City VA Medical Center
Make It Count
Military and Veteran Associations
Resumelab: How to Write a Civilian Resume with Military Experience
Student Veterans Association (SVA)
Team Red, White & Blue
Team Rubicon
Scholarships & Financial Aid for Veterans (
Scholarships & Financial Aid for Veterans (


American Association of University Women
Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus
Junior League of Kansas City Promoting Women & Diversity in STEM
League of Women Voters of KC/Jackson/Clay/Platte Counties
Missouri Woman’s Council
The Central Exchange
Women’s Employment Network
Scholarships & Financial Aid for Women

Additional Diversity Related Resources

 City of Kansas City
Understanding Cyberbullying in College
Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
Diversity Web
Empower Missouri
Guide to Paying for Nursing School
Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR)
National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ)
Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
Project Harmony (PH)

Resources and Support for Students with Challenges at Home
Teaching Tolerance
UMKC Trustees